Research projects

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  • Zuil van Trajanus

    The Emperor's New Praise

    This project analyses the different traditions to which Pliny the Younger (61 - ca. 113) anchors his Panegyricus and the way he exploits loci communes to do so.

  • De kunst van het leerdicht

    The Art of Teaching

    This project focuses on this literary character of Greek ‘didactic epic’. These poems are an intersection of contemporary scientific learning, literary aesthetics, and the epic-didactic tradition, against the background of the Roman Empire.

  • Wallpainting research project Waalpaintings


    Waalpaintings aims to make Nijmegen's rich history visible again in a series of fifteen murals at locations in the inner city.

  • Fragments of wall painting found during RU excavation

    Mapping the Via Appia

    The research project ‘Mapping the Via Appia’, aims at a thorough inventory and analysis of the Roman and later interventions in the suburban landscape. The project focuses on the archaeological remains and ancient and modern sources of a road stretch

  • Limes and Legion

    For most of the existence of the Western Roman Empire, the river Rhine served as its northwestern boundary. Legionary fortresses, auxiliary forts and watchtowers were scattered along the left bank, from Remagen in the south up to the North Sea coast

  • Early Christian martyr acts in Latin

    This project aims at presenting a bilingual edition of two crucial early Christian texts from the late 2nd century in the genre of martyr acts: the Acta Martyrum Scillitanorum and the Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis. Of both a Latin text will be give

  • Cicero’s complete letters in Dutch

    This large project aims at translating and briefly annotating all extant letters by the great Roman politician, orator, and author Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43). Some of his letters have been translated into Dutch.

  • Roman pillars

    Anchoring Innovation

    The ancient Greeks and Romans were great innovators, not only in the realm of technology but also in other human domains, such as literature, politics and religion. How did those innovations take place?

  • Humour in Late Antiquity

    In this project, the role of humour in late antiquity is investigated with a keen eye on the difference between dogmatic objections and everyday practice.

  • Illustration of S. Damasus I


    An edition with translation and commentary in Dutch of the epigraphical poetry of pope Damasus (366-384).

  • DOCS

    The development of an online, open access database of the bibliographical information on and (gradually) the content of Dutch translations of Latin and oriental patristic texts.

  • Akropolis

    An Anti-Eastern Ideology in Athenian World Heritage?

    This project envisions to enrich the study of classical archaeology and ancient history, and more widely, the field of cultural heritage studies by offering new insights into the Acropolis as an important symbol of cultural heritage.

  • Young man with a volumen and wearing a laurel wreath, fresco from Pompeii, 1st century AD

    Roman imperial portraits

    This project aims to analyse if there are modes to automatically recognize the identity of a Roman imperial portrait and create a digital map which shows the development of Roman imperial portraits throughout approximately 600 years.

  • Row of ancient Greek female busts

    Chatterboxes, Seductresses and Emotional Wrecks

    This project studies the ostensible dichotomy between tradition and innovation in the portrayal of women in Hellenistic poetry, using the framework of anchoring innovation.

  • Bust of Gaius Caligula

    Caligula or the Personalisation of Power

    This study asks what could happen with the dark picture of Caligula and his reign if analysed from non-literary sources.

  • Coins found Southern Italy 4th and 3rd century BC

    Coining Roman rule?

    The emergence of coinage in the ancient world has had a lasting impact on modern society. But how did coinage as a form of money first come to be accepted, and how was it used? This project addresses these questions for the Roman world.

  • Achilles verbindt Patroclus' arm, schilderij uit klassieke oudheid

    Gods, Heroes, Myths

    All stories build on the stories that came before them, but perhaps none more unabashedly than fanfiction. This project examines how fanfiction anchors and innovates story elements from Antiquity.

  • Man geeft lezing in zaaltje met mensen

    WordWise: Rhetoric for All!

    WordWise is a pathbreaking initiative of Peitho (Radboud Centre for Rhetoric) and Radboud University’s Department of Political Science offering rhetoric as a means to educate responsible and resilient citizens.